LTQA Comments on Medicare Advantage Reporting Requirements

Publication Date: May 2023 LTQA has submitted comments on CMS’ proposal to revise Part C Medicare Advantage Reporting Requirements to require annual submission of data on the utilization and cost of supplemental benefits. We strongly support the proposal to require Medicare Advantage Organizations (MAOs) to submit data to CMS annually on the utilization and cost of supplemental benefits, which is … Read More

LTQA Response to Senate HELP RFI on Workforce

Publication Date: February 2023 On February 16th, the Senate HELP committee held a hearing on healthcare workforce shortages. The committee leaders subsequently released a request for information on healthcare workforce shortage drivers and potential solutions. LTQA commends the committee’s commitment to identifying bipartisan solutions to remedy our nation’s health care workforce shortages. Our response calls attention to the omission of the direct care workforce … Read More

A Deep Dive on In-Home, Caregiver, and Social Supports in Medicare Advantage: Can These Benefits Meaningfully Meet Member Needs and Support Independence?

Publication Date: March 2023 Four years into implementation, nearly 40% of Medicare Advantage plans are offering either expanded primarily health-related benefits (EPHRB) or Special Supplemental Benefits for the Chronically Ill (SSBCI) in 2023. This latest report, guided by the SSBCI Leadership Circle and produced by ATI Advisory and LTQA, examines why benefits that help members stay in their homes – … Read More